The Influence of Simmel on American Sociology Since 1975

  title={The Influence of Simmel on American Sociology Since 1975},
  author={Milo{\vs} Bro{\'c}i{\'c} and Dan Silver},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
Recent decades have seen Georg Simmel's canonical status in American sociology solidify and his impact on research expand. A broad understanding of his influence, however, remains elusive. This review remedies this situation by evaluating Simmel's legacy in American sociology since 1975. We articulate Simmel's sociological orientation by elaborating the concepts of form, interaction, and dualism. Employing a network analysis of references to Simmel since 1975, we examine how Simmelian concepts… 
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